Kotaku says this is an Asian commercial for Pringles, and I’m inclined to believe them. Frankly, I can’t think of any other explanation for this video that makes any more sense. I mean, it starts with a dude wandering about some abandoned/haunted building straight out of Silent Hill, complete with health gauges and stuff. Then he finds some Pringles, and Lara Croft shows up — or a reasonable, copyright-infringing facsimile — and starts shedding weapons and then stripping… as is perfectly normal in these situations. I honestly don’t know what the fuck any of it means. All I know is now I want to open up a can of strippers. Damn you, Pringles!
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.